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Some of the work of the ELIPS team makes the cover page of the journal Plant and Cell Physiology

Plant and Cell Physiology, 60:1 (2019)
The publication of Gayral et al. in Plant and Cell Physiology illustrates the cover page of the January 2019 issue of the journal.

Starch granules of cereal endosperms are characterized by the presence of lipids, especially lysophosphatidylcholine (LysoPC), which are strongly bound to carbohydrate polymers. Gayral et al. (on pp. 139-151) report on the spatio-temporal deposition of starch-bound Lyso-PC in developing maize endosperms by using MALDI mass spectrometry imaging (MALDI MSI) and analysing the expression of lipid genes, through which they propose a new model for lipid trafficking between the endoplasmic reticulum and amyloplasts.


The cover image shows MALDI MSI of ions assigned to 16:0-LysoPC, 18:1-LysoPC, and 18:2-LysoPC (from left to right, respectively), in vertical sections of dent (upper images) and flint (lower images) mature maize endosperms at 45 days after pollination.

Images supplied by M. Fanuel (BIBS platform) and M. Gayral (phD Student of ELIPS team).

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Plant and Cell Physiology, Volume 60, Issue 1, 1 January 2019, Pages 139–151